We asked how readers what they thought was the most important trait of a good mentor on the new SmartBlog on Workforce.
"To help a mentee really succeed, start by helping to identify what 'success' means. Take the time to help your mentee set personal or professional goals. Short term are interesting, but long-term goals are where you can really make an impact. If you aren't the expert in some of the specific areas, harness the power of your network to find someone who can help!" -- Janet Kyle Altman